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Marc Becker Appointed Director of Convention Sales and Services
at Paragon Casino Resort, Marksville, Louisiana
MARKSVILLE, LA - Officials at Paragon Casino Resort announced the appointment of Marc Becker as the new Director of Convention Sales and Services.  Prior to his tenure with Paragon Casino Resort, Becker served as the Director of Marketing for the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, a luxury four-diamond convention hotel in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans.  

Becker was displaced after Hurricane Katrina and decided to move to Lettsworth, La where he owns a historic home.  Becker commented that he “started looking for jobs outside of the New Orleans area and found this position to be a perfect fit for him.”  
Becker received a Bachelor of Arts in European Cultural Studies from the American University of Paris in 1981, graduating Magna Cum Laude.  In 1983, he achieved a Masters of Professional Studies from the Institute of International Hotel Management, Cornell School of Hotel Administration and the Ecole Superiere des Sciences Economique et Commerciales, France.  He also completed the Xerox Professional Selling Skills course and the Dale Carnegie Management Skills course.

 “As Director of Convention Sales and Services, I will be preparing a marketing and sales action plan to proactively promote the meeting facilities of the current and new Mari Convention and Entertainment Center to the regional and national meetings industry,” continued Becker.  

Becker further mentioned that he is “ looking forward to working with all the great Paragon associates that I’ve heard so much about, and who’ve helped me as a guest of the casino in the past.”  

Outside of work, Becker enjoys reading and playing with his five dogs.  He is a long time member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  Becker is also an active member of the Meeting Professionals Association International; a trade and professional group that educates and promotes the meetings and events industry.  He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Gulf States Chapter.  

Opened on June 3, 1994, Paragon Casino Resort is located on Highway One in Marksville, La. It is a land-based facility currently undergoing an expansion project which will result in a new luxury hotel, a spa, exercise room, shopping atrium, three movie theaters, ballrooms, a new enlarged Mari Convention and Entertainment Center, a new, larger buffet and expanded meeting rooms.  A new parking garage was recently constructed.  The entire project will be completed in December of 2007.

Currently Paragon has a 335-room hotel, a 72,120 square foot gaming floor offering approximately over 2,000 slot machines, 46 table games and a 9-table poker room.   Among the resort’s other features include a 1,600-seat entertainment complex, six restaurants, a full-service RV resort, Kids Quest childcare activity center and a professional golf course. Paragon Casino Resort is owned and managed by the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana. 

Linda L.Bordelon
Vice President of Public Relations
Phone: 318-253-2032



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